Nawaz given bail in fraud cases; arrest warrant in Toshakhana case suspended

ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s legal stumbling blocks were eliminated on Thursday as he was granted protective bail in two fraud cases and his arrest warrant in the Toshakhana case was stayed by an accountability court.

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo had applied for bail in the Al-Azizia and Avenfield cases, and the Islamabad High Court (IHC) granted him till October 24.

The IHC issued its decision, which prevents officials from detaining Nawaz Sharif upon his return to the country on Saturday (October 21).

According to the high court, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) did not oppose to the PML-N supremo’s protective bail request in corruption cases.

An accountability court had already postponed the arrest order issued against him in the Toshakhana case.

The Nawaz’s bail applications were considered by a two-member IHC bench comprised of Chief Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb.

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